Keynote Speakers

June 11 - 14, 2018 | Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, Madison, WI


Monday, 11 June


"Driving the Automotive Industry Using Sustainable Materials"

Alper Kiziltas, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Sustainable Biomaterials and Plastic Research Group
Ford Motor Company

Dr. Kiziltas' particular interests lie in sustainable materials such as bio-based and recycled resins, natural fiber composites,
and nanofillers-reinforced foams and composites. He is a graduate of the University of Maine where he received his Master’s
and Ph.D. degrees from the School of Forest Resources. He has published over 50 papers and presentations in peer-reviewed
journals and conferences and holds 5 patent disclosures.